Lesser mountain ringlet - Erebia melampus

Upperside  

Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: July - September

Size: 30-36mm

Altitude: 800-2400m

Underside. A small ringlet this one. Very common everywhere in Valais, above about 1500m. Very partial to sweaty rucksacks and bodies. Some stayed settled and drinking while we were walking along!

 

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

 

Festuca, Poa. High and sub Alpine meadows

Lesser mountain ringlet distribution.

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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